Antibiotic to help pig producers fight respiratory diseases

The UK pig industry has a new antibiotic in its fight against major respiratory diseases such as enzootic pneumonia, ileitis and swine dysentery.

Aivlosin antibiotic from ECO Animal Health achieves peak therapeutic levels within two hours of administration, targeting bacteria inside and outside the cell resulting in rapid disease resolution.

Trials show Aivlosin returned cost benefits of £5.46 a pig in the treatment of enzootic pneumonia, £4.61 a pig for ileitis and 90p a pig treated against swine dysentery.